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Cross-Layer Solutions for Cooperative Medium Access Control Protocols

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Cross-Layer Solutions for Cooperative Medium Access Control Protocols
— Recent studies have shown that designing a Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol combined with a cooperative approach may improve the attainable network throughput, despite reducing the mean packet delay. In this paper we design a MAC scheme adopting cooperative physical layer aided cross-layer techniques. We consider a popular cooperative MAC protocol, namely the CoopMAC technique of Liu et al., which is improved by facilitating cooperative signal combining at the destination and employing two relays in the context of a successive relaying technique. The performance of the proposed scheme is evaluated by Monte-Carlo simulations. We demonstrate that a cross-layer design further improves the performance gain provided by the CoopMAC protocol over that of the legacy 802.11 Distributed Coordination Function (DCF), enhancing both the achievable network throughput and the outage probability.
Alessandro Crismani, Fulvio Babich, Lajos Hanzo
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where VTC
Authors Alessandro Crismani, Fulvio Babich, Lajos Hanzo
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